Friday, November 5, 2010

24 Miniature Coffee Cake Muffins in a Pampered Chef Pan

While in town yesterday I took a quick look-see in the local gw thrift store for things I could use for "Inspired Christmas" projects. What I was primarily looking for was a cheap 24 count miniature muffin tin to make the advent countdown project that Teresa McFayden wrote.   I only fount one pan, it had that nice "no stick" coating on it, so I wasn't sure it would work, if that coating would accept the spray paint I would use.  I bought it anyway, as it was brand new and only $2.99.  When I got home I looked at the back a little closer and saw it had the famous Pampered Chef emblem! I can't use it, at least not for the craft.  I can, however, use it for some miniature coffee cake muffins! 

Lea had posted a note saying she was going to make some coffee cake muffins tomorrow morning. She gave the link to the recipe.  The recipe comes straight out of the Better Homes and Garden Cookbook, which I have (page 12). 

I made up a quick batch (reducing the time to 12 minutes for my miniatures) and presto....

Take a bite, and don't forget the butter!

Here's my altered recipe:
In a small bowl mix 3 Tblspn, 3 Tblspn brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, then cut in 3 Tblspn butter
Set this aside, now mix in a separate bowl:
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
Now cut into this 1/4 cup butter
Now add 1 egg (beat before you add)
Now add 1/2 c. butter milk or sour milk
 (I make "sour milk" by adding 1 Tablespoon vinegar to the milk and let it sit 5 minutes)

Don't mix this too much.  Then drop about a tablespoon into each of the 24 miniature muffin cups.
Now sprinkle about a teaspoon of the brown sugar mixture on top of each of the 24 muffins.

Bake in a pre-heated at 400 degrees for 12 minutes.
Eat immediately, with butter and a fresh cup of coffee or a glass of milk!

Happy Weekend!
Blessings, Heidi


Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

A great find...and some delicious little muffins!

She'sSewPretty said...

lucky you! That is a great find and those muffins look delicious!!

Linda Stubbs said...

Oh Hieidi this looks wonderful! I am goint to try it. Perfect for the cafeteria for breakfast! NUM! THank you for when you have come to my blog. I love the cookie recipe. Thank you so! You hae a great weekend also!
Hugs, Linda

Fran. said...

Hi there Heidi! I finally found you again! It's me Fran. and I have a blog now!! I see you are still amazing! I love your cookie cutter necklas! That's how I found you! The Inspired Magazine that Amy Powers put out!!! Thanks for sharing the muffin recipe, I have one of those pans, and the muffins will be great for the Holidays for alittle something with coffee!! Talk to ya later, XO Fran.

Lea said...

Mmmmmmmm LOOKY COOKIE you made some lil baby coffee cakes! In your heaven sent pan! Looks like they turned out fabulicious!! What did you think of the recipe? I made it again tonight for our bible study- I'm afraid I left them in a couple minutes too long but maybe if the coffee is extra good they won't notice. lol
Love that pan! Now that we're all downsizing our portions, the littler muffys would be much better. Are you still going with the just one rule there? That's what I really wanna know. haha
Much love to ya girl!
Hope you find another pan to alter!

Anonymous said...

These look delicious! Can I make them with a regular muffin pan? or does it have to be mini?

Heidi said...

Yes, just add a few minutes to the time. Check them after 18-20 minutes. Yummy in any size!